“The images we form in our brains are not fixed, but are powerfully influenced by what we know, how we feel, and by the passage of time. My paintings attempt to portray this layered residue of multiple experiences.”
(American, b. 1959)
Daniel Ludwig is an artist who works in oil paint, charcoal and, more recently, acrylic paint on printed digital backgrounds. In his work, dreamlike figurative elements are embedded in a complex web of biomorphic shapes, patterns, and colors. Classically rendered figurative elements interact with echoed silhouettes and textures in a way that portray the ambiguity of a world both deeply tangible and alluringly ephemeral.
Ludwig has exhibited extensively in New York, Berlin, London, and throughout the US. In 2018 the Georgetown College Art Galleries in Kentucky hosted a retrospective of his work from the last forty years. His art is widely collected in the United States and in Europe. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and Berkley, MA with his wife and muse, the artist, Anne Leone.
In November of 2019, he created a digital animation that formed the backdrop for a performance of Victor Ullmann’s musical setting of Rainer Maria Rilke’s, The Love and Death of Cornet Christopher Rilke at Boston Symphony Hall.